NWS: Juneau snowfall totals well below average

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – National Weather Service figures show the seasonal and annual snowfall totals in Juneau are well below average.

The Juneau Empire reports National Weather Service meteorologist Nicole Ferrin says an expected snowstorm on Thursday will likely put the Juneau area above the monthly average snowfall for February, which is 11.8 inches (just shy of 30 centimeters).

Right now, the monthly total is at 11.7 inches (29.7 centimeters).

But Ferrin says 50.6 inches (128.5 centimeters) of snow has been recorded at the airport for the season. A normal total is about 69 inches (about 175 centimeters).

National Weather Service figures show the annual snowfall average in Juneau is 86.7 inches (220.2 centimeters). So far this year, 35.5 inches (90.2 centimeters) of snow have fallen.

Records show this could be the sixth straight year with below-average snowfall.

Information from: Juneau (Alaska) Empire, http://www.juneauempire.com